Tuesday’s forecasted storms have many asking how do severe storms even form at night?
Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes says the jet stream is responsible. A jet stream is a fast, narrow air current in the atmosphere. Earth’s main jet streams flow from west to east.
A 100 mph jet stream is expected to move in, fueling storms late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The main threat will be damaging winds of up to 70 mph. A tornado threat is likely from Southeastern Illinois to Mississippi.
The storm is expected to sweep through Central Indiana 12-4 a.m. Wednesday.